DTI, DOST to hold enterprise seminar, training on fruit wine making on March 31

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will hold a seminar on enterprise development at the DTI-Cebu conference room, 3rd floor, LDM Building, corner Legaspi Street and MJ Cuenco Avenue in Cebu City on Tuesday, March 31, at nine in the morning.

In the afternoon of the same day, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will also conduct a skills training on fruit wine making in the same venue.

In a press statement released by the DTI, the seminars and trainings on business have been ongoing since last week in all DTI provincial offices in Central Visayas.

Every Tuesday, except 4th week of the month from March to June this year, the DTI provincial offices will conduct business options seminars, how tos, skills demonstrations or trainings for displaced workers.

Everyday, except Tuesdays from March to June this year, the DTI provincial and regional offices will conduct business counseling for walk-in clients.

Recently in Cebu, the enterprise development seminar was conducted by Lydia Canalagi, Manager of Lexmark Employees’ Cooperative and Elias Tecson of DTI-Cebu.

The training-workshop on candle making was conducted by Moises Miranda of the Argao Business Club.

Displaced workers interested to avail of business consultation or related seminars and trainings may contact the following DTI representatives: Elias Tecson or Mila De Los Reyes for Cebu at tel no. 253-2631 or 412-1863; Marisol Balistoy for Bohol at tel no. 411-3302 or 501-8260; Bing Sumanoy or Araceli Maypa for Negros Oriental at telephone numbers 225-7211 or 422-1764; Marlene Patria for Siquijor at tel. no. 344-2238 or 480-9065; Roselyn Suelto for Central Visayas at tel no. 412-1868 or 412-1989.

The seminars and skills trainings are in accordance with President Gloria Arroyo’s mandate under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP).

The DTI said the CLEEP program is a “necessary intervention” after several companies in the country streamlined their work force to cope with the global financial crisis.

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